Through new buildouts and acquisitions, Hyatt is on a tear recently expanding its portfolio of all-inclusive resorts. And now Hyatt has its sights set on the Mexican island of Cozumel.
The Caribbean Journal reports on Hyatt's plans to open a brand new Dreams all-inclusive resort on the island just off the coast of Cancún, hoping to open sometime in the first three months of 2022. It comes just after Hyatt's massive acquisition of Apple Leisure Group back in August, which operated the Dreams resort portfolio.
The new Cozumel resort will have a total of 154 suites, including a number of junior suites with swim-up access and oceanfront views. Guests at the Dreams Cozumel resort will also have access to the neighboring Sunscape Sabor Cozumel, while guests over 18 can access the nearby Secrets Aura Cozumel adults-only resort.
We've been huge fans of the Hyatt Ziva & Zilara properties for years. Scattered across Mexico and the Caribbean, they're some of the best all-inclusives around – and best of all, they're bookable with points to make your stay completely free.
Hyatt's new Dreams properties aren't yet bookable with World of Hyatt points, so it's hard to say what will happen with this upcoming Cozumel property. But we're betting that option will eventually come online.
Booking Hyatt All-Inclusive Resorts With Points
Hyatt expanding its all-inclusive resorts portfolio is welcome news, especially for members of the World of Hyatt loyalty program. That's because the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive resorts are currently some of the best all-inclusive resorts that can be booked with points.
Those options are expanding drastically lately. While Dreams properties aren't yet bookable with World of Hyatt points, Hyatt is building out more and more Ziva and Zilara locations with the recently opened Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancún, the upcoming Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya north of Playa del Carmen, as well as a brand new Hyatt Ziva Barbados.
Not only can you book these resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean using points, but they are also generally an incredible value – and a step above what you'll find at other all-inclusive resorts. Hyatt just does things differently, and that's a good thing.
We're hoping Hyatt's recent addition of Dreams properties will soon be bookable with points.
If the pricing for the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara resorts is any indication, expect to pay either 20,000 or 25,000 World of Hyatt points each night – at least for a standard stay. Just recently, Hyatt introduced peak and off-peak pricing for stays starting in March of next year. Depending on the time of year of your stay at any of their resorts, expect to pay more (or fewer) points based on the all-inclusive award chart below.
Paying cash? You can expect to pay between $200 to $500 a night depending on the time of year and potentially other factors. That’s generally the pricing you will find at the existing Hyatt Ziva and Zilara properties. We suspect the Dreams resorts will be priced similarly.
After its acquisition of a major all-inclusive chain back in August, Hyatt plans to open a brand new Dreams all-inclusive resort in Cozumel in early 2022. While it isn't yet clear, we imagine this new resort will be bookable with World of Hyatt hotel points. Hopefully sometime soon!